This Easy Chili recipe requires only five ingredients! Packed with flavor, this comforting recipe takes only 30 minutes to make. Perfect as a solo meal or as a topping for baked potatoes or chili dogs!
It's hard to write about any chili other than my favorite chili recipe because that one really is the best. But I've been pondering lately the sad dilemma that involves not having the time to make a full-blown vat of homemade chili. What if someone wishes to enjoy a comforting bowl of chili without the time commitment? Or how about those times you need a quick batch of chili for things like Chili Dogs or Chili Mac or Chili-Topped Baked Potatoes? In these situations, this is the best chili option because it takes less than 30 minutes to throw together and you can count the number of ingredients on one hand.
I strolled past the canned chili in the grocery store, eyeing it with skepticism and considering whether or not it was worth my time. I grabbed two of the most bland-looking cans I could find, followed by literally FOUR other ingredients and I headed home. Thirty minutes later I was enjoying a bowl of chili that no one would have ever known had a lineage rooted in "canned chili with beans." So here's my endorsement, and I don't endorse things unless I really believe in them: This Easy Chili is the most delicious EASY chili recipe you will find!
How do you make easy chili?
You would probably be capable of making this easy chili while blind-folded, but please don’t actually try. Here’s all you will need to do to throw a batch of easy chili together:
In a large skillet or Dutch oven, cook ground beef (or sausage) over medium heat until no longer pink.
Add onion and garlic and cook until veggies are soft and fragrant, about 3-5 minutes. If there is not enough grease from the meat and mixture is too dry, add 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil to the pan while veggies are cooking.
Add diced tomatoes and canned chili with beans and bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer and cook uncovered for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Ladle into serving bowls and serve immediately! Top with cheese, if desired.
Here are a few tips for making your pot of chili even tastier!
Use ground pork (in place of beef) for added flavor.
Use canned tomatoes that include added herbs or flavorings, such as onions and garlic. You can never get enough onion and garlic, people.
Simmering this chili for more than 20 minutes is definitely doable and may result in an even more flavorful meal.
What other comfort food recipes should I make this week?
If you are looking for other delicious comfort food recipes to feed the masses, you have come to the right place. Here is a teeny-tiny list of some of my favorite comforting meals that are always a hit:
Enjoy the chili, friends! Have a great week!